Francesca Forte

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Hemichorea-hemiballism (HCHB) is an usually continuous, nonpatterned, involuntary movement disorder caused by basal ganglia dysfunction, commonly due to a vascular lesion, described in nonketotic hyperglycemic patients. Particular computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings have been described. The pathogenic mechanism of chorea arising(More)
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a hereditary form of small vessel disease in which the pons may show lacunar infarcts and leukoaraiosis. Acute pure vestibular syndrome may be due to caudal pontine lesions and is probably underestimated. We describe a case of CADASIL with acute(More)
Neuromyotonia(NMT) or Isaacs syndrome is a rare syndrome characterized by continuous spontaneous muscle fiber contraction resulting from hyperexcitability of peripheral nerves often associated with autoimmune disorders and tumours. Here we report an unpublished association of NMT and bladder cancer.
OBJECTIVE Anisakidosis is a parasitic infection caused by the ingestion of row or uncooked fish, containing larval nematodes from the Anisakidae family. Intestinal anisakidosis represents about 4% of all cases, the majority being localized in the small bowel, with rare colonic involvement. Here we present an infrequent case of chronic anisakidosis,(More)
Short-chain-acyl-CoA-dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency is an inborn error of mitochondrial fatty acid metabolism caused by rare mutations as well as common susceptibility variations in the SCAD gene. We describe the case of a 23-year-old male patient who had growth and mental retardation, recurrent vomiting, fever and seizures since infancy. Urinary gas(More)
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